Foam hinders Halo 3 disc scratching down under
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Not all gamers buying Halo 3 Limited Edition packs received a scratched disc. Copies sent out to Australia apparently contained a cunningly hi-tech device to stop the disc from being damaged.
A video on YouTube has revealed that packs distributed down under included a piece of plastic packaging foam in-between the game disc and the user guide. The foam pressed up against the disc's label, preventing it from falling off the spindle and going walkabouts inside the pack.
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Since this vital piece of engineering wasn't included in Limited Edition packs distributed to the likes of the US and UK, discs risked being scratched if they worked themselves loose during transportation.
It's a case of too little too late for some annoyed gamers, who now have to send their scratched copies back to Microsoft through its Disc Replacement Programme for replacement.
Let's hope Microsoft sends out the fresh discs with this vital hi-tech tool...
Re: Likely the Australasian product...
Probably was a different manufacturer... But it wouldn't surprise me if they all came out of China or somewhere like that.
Just random luck saw the one delivering for Australia have some idea about physics.
I can see it now...
...The Return of The Disk Part 2 coming to a youtube near you!!!
Can't wait for that one!
Likely the Australasian product...
...was packaged locally ('Locally' down here could mean SE-asia) and the packager used had a better grasp on QA than the packagers used for the European and Americo regions.
Think in legalese.....
It's quite likely that someone already holds a patent on this stunning bit of technology, and it applies to the North American and European markets. In their brilliance, they most likely forgot that humans also occupy the southern hemisphere and so didn't bother to apply for rights below the equator.
...I lasted about 27 seconds before my teeth disintegrated via gritting through the boredom. I don't even have a NHS dentist. Boring? Agreed!